Sunday, 13 March 2005
This issue of CCN
is kindly sponsored by
R. Sabdia & Associates
The Online Soap Box
So how do
you like your CCN served up? This is what readers have had
getting it - anyway is good for me!!!!
you please leave what was good alone. Please revert to
the old format as this takes too long. I wait patiently
Sunday morning for CCN and today had to wait for my
husband to find CCN for me. I hope I don't have to do
this every week!
setting up a volunteers' database, one reader
had this to say:
think it's a
great idea, I'm currently organizing an event and need a
lot of hands to help out on the day and I'm having a
hard time finding some hands, so a database set up will
help with future event and save a lot of time and
stress. this is provided the volunteers that sign up are
serious about helping out at the events. (But there must
be) commitment, and a willingness to help. The last
thing you want is someone to volunteer and then not show
up on the day, or leave halfway through the event and
put the event organizers in a fix.
You too can get in every bit
of your tuppence worth on these and other issues by simple
going to our Soap
Box and letting us know what you really think about
suggests one way you can put that MP3 player or IPOD to
good use is to download and listen to the Jumma lectures delivered on Fridays at
the Kuraby Mosque and the Muslim Students Association of
QUT from the website,
http://www.queenslandmuslimtimes.org/. The lectures from
the other Mosques will be made available as they come to
'Behind the Veil' Expo Promises to Reveal All!
Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ) Harmony Day event
will help dispel many of the myths concerning women in Islam to
members of the broader community and in particular our fair dinkum
VENUE: Kyabra Community Centre (off Compton Road)
March (10am to 4pm)
It's free and open to the
public. Jumping castles, fairy floss, soccer with the cops, henna
tattoos, food, craft and retail stalls are all on the programme for
week we reported on Iqbal Sultan's
promise to shave off his hair for the cause.
Well he succeeded in raising over $800, thanks
to the kind generosity of his friends,
co-workers and CCN readers.
Kuraby Chasers Corner Crook
During the week residents
of Brisbane will have read in the papers and seen on the
news on TV how Imraan Nathie helped a resident
try to chase down his stolen Subaru Liberty through the
streets of Kuraby.
In scenes more reminiscent
of South Africa than South-East Queensland, the thief
brazenly drove the car from the owner's driveway and
then had the temerity to run down the owner when his
pursuers caught up with him on the corner of Underwood
and Logan Roads.
Hailed in the media as The
Good Samaritan, Imraan also came off worse for wear in
the process when the thief accelerated, pinning him
against his car and then attempting to ram into him. But
at Jumma today our very own local hero looked in good
spirits despite sporting some very sore looking bruises
on several parts of his legs. CCN wishes him a speedy
Africa’s most famous political satirist and HIV/AIDS
activist, Pieter-Dirk Uys will perform his
one-man, seven-politician, six-woman show Elections and
Erections for three nights only at the Brisbane
Powerhouse Centre for Arts. Inspired by the two things
which were illegal for most of his life, democracy
(elections) and sex (erections), writer and entertainer
Pieter-Dirk Uys uses biting black humour to examine
South Africa’s ten year post-apartheid existence and its
future as a country threatened by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
South Africa’s answer to
Dame Edna Everage, Afrikaner Cape Town housewife and
reformed racist Evita Bezuidenhout is among a line-up of
characters that appear in Elections and Erections
including Winnie Mandela, Desmond Tutu and President
The shows dates are 22,
23, 24 March and you can book your tickets online at
www.brisbanepowerhouse.org or call the box office on
Award winning South African playwright, director and
actor John Kani brings his intimate drama to
Australia for the very first time.
Set against the backdrop of South Africa’s inner turmoil
and struggles against apartheid and its aftermath,
Nothing But The Truth is a complex drama about
sibling rivalry, family secrets, truth and absolution.
John Kani came to prominence in the early 1970’s as
co-writer (with Athol Fugard and Winston Tshona) and
performer in Siswe Banzi Is Dead and The Island. These
productions toured the world (including Australia in
1973) playing a significant role in educating the West
about the apartheid policies in South Africa. Kani also
received a Tony Award for his performance in The Island.
Almost certainly no other play has had such an influence
on political events. International support of the
struggle towards democracy grew in the 1970’s and 1980’s
culminating in the release of Nelson Mandela from Robben
Island prison - the setting for The Island.
John Kani stayed on in South Africa over those decades
while building his status as an international film star
and filling the role of Director of the famous Market
Theatre in Johannesburg, which became the hub of the
non-racial theatre movement.
Just over a decade after the demise of apartheid and the
advent of democracy, John Kani has written a play
acclaimed in South Africa as the first great
post-apartheid play. Nothing But The Truth has enjoyed
triumphant seasons throughout South Africa as well as at
the Lincoln Centre in New York and in Los Angeles and
In this production he is joined by two prominent South
African actresses Moshidi Motshegwa and Rosie Motene.
Moshidi starred in the film Coming Out of Water winning
a Cannes award. Rosie is the presenter of South Africa’s
popular television program Studio 53, and stars in the
Academy award nominated film Hotel Rwanda as well as
being a public figure as a campaigner for the rights of
women in the new South Africa.
This is a remarkable play that is not captive to any
ideology as it examines the legacies of the past and
confronts the challenges of a country just entering its
second year of democracy. Described by Nelson Mandela as
“A great family drama. A great human story. Political,
but great human drama”. This play is a piece of theatre
history, a piece of South African history and piece of
"Beneath its humour and humanity Truth is a deeply
political play of immense subtlety and depth."
CUE, SOUTH AFRICA
"the snapshot of life that emerges is compassionate,
intelligent and powerful."
NEWSDAY, NEW YORK
The shows dates are 14-23
April and you can book your tickets online at
www.brisbanepowerhouse.org or call the box office on
Sign, Sealed and (soon to be)
Yusuf, son of AK
and Ahsiya Surtie, and Firdaus,
daughter of Iqbal (of The Country Butcher, Gowan
Road) and Zubie Mahomed were engaged last
Saturday. On behalf of the Crescents Community, CCN
congratulates the both of them and wish them well for
the future, inshaAllah.
Breaking news! Just hot
off the grapevine is the unconfirmed report that another
couple have also got the go-ahead to tie the knot. All
we can reveal at this stage is that it involves a former
Crescents of Brisbane team member, very high overseas
telephone bills, and someone with strong connections
with Table Mountain. Watch this space as events unravel
themselves over the weeks to come.
number of new members were ordained into CresFit4Life
last Sunday at Kangaroo Point. We welcome Feisal
Paruk and Family, Cassim Peer & Family, Goolam Vahed and Family,
Rubana Moola and Bilquis Omar into the group.
Eighty three year-old Ebrahimbhai Patel does an
average of 6km over the Goodwill Bridge through to and
over Victoria Bridge and back along Southbank Parklands
with the ease of a thirty-year old. Vazira Ally
(77) walks a couple of kms every week without fail. Many
of the 'younger' CresWalk4Life-ers have improved their
distances and/or pace significantly since the program
what's stopping you? Make a lifestyle change to add a
little spring to your step.
you and the family at Kangaroo Point on Sundays at 7.30
The QMT Unity Cup Futsal
Crescents Young Guns
Ama Bling Bling
Gold Coast United
In the Seniors side show,
Crescents Old Boys are going to be pitted up against
the Darra Old Boys, the Tennis Club, and
Gogok United. The matches kick off at 8.45am.
Keep an eye out for all
the results and photos of the event in next week's CCN.
A Word From This
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I am currently in the UK on a working holiday (and really miss the
Brisbane sunshine!!). Its nice to be kept in the loop. Keeping in
touch via the newsletter makes me feel as though I am not totally
Keep up the great work!!
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if it is some poor frozen soul counting the days to Spring and
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